Re: a free replication economy

Paul Hughes (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 14:29:23 -0700

James Rogers wrote:

> A person whose only skill in this economy is labor (or begging) is
> worthless. If replication is truly free (or cheap enough that everyone
> else doesn't mind picking up the tab) then they will likely get fed,
> sheltered, but largely ignored. Fortunately, most people have value beyond
> their labor. I expect an inability to adapt to an information and
> creativity economy to be a major "impoverishing" factor during the
> transition period.

Point taken. But you still haven't risen to the challenge I set forth in the
beginning of this thread:

Is there a free-market mechanism (incentive) w/o coercion that would alleviate the
poorer segment of the populace through this transition period?